Costa gets 3-match ban for violence

The FA also charged both Chelsea and Arsenal for failing to control their players, and they also have until 6pm on Thursday to respond.


Mourinho explained that he had not previously spoken about Costa’s ban for fear of incurring his own suspension. The rhythm is not the same to compare with training.

“I can not complain, though”. I want to play and when the manager wants me to come in, I do. I just try to play the way I do. But right after the break the Blues took advantage of having an extra man on the pitch and eventually went on to win the match by two goals. “All the team are very happy”. We had more pressure than normal before the game because we only had four points. As for Arsenal, despite the all-round good outcome, one imagines their fans will still find something to moan about. “It’s a shame for us to have lost Costa for three games”, he added.

An FA Regulatory Commission made the ruling on Tuesday just hours after Gunners defender Gabriel won his appeal against a red card for confronting Costa after the incident in question.

Costa was additionally concerned in an off the ball brawl with Laurent Koscielny, which prompted referee Mike Dean to point out yellow playing cards to each gamers.

“I don’t want to speak but now we know something which is that retaliation is allowed now”.

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“This situation goes deeper in feelings. [John Obi] Mikel and Ramires played amazingly well”.

Gabriel had initially received a three-match ban following his actions in the London derby clash which happened at the brink of the half-time break. I think it’s easier to accept an injury.

Remy considered leaving Chelsea in the summer for regular first-team football and he is yet to start a Premier League game this season. But when I saw it again, he did not do a lot, honestly.


Loic Remy though should be the player starting for Chelsea as the main striker, in the last game against Walsall, Remy did score once, but a player who was the star for Chelsea was new signing Kenedy.

Diego Costa pushes Laurent Koscielny